Wilhelm Hubert “William” Weibeler

Wilhelm Hubert “William” Weibeler

Birth
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 27 Feb 1923 (aged 83)
Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 123007628 · View Source
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BIOGRAPHY provided by Ellen Sorenson
on March 25, 2014:

Wilhelm was the son of Johann and Anna Maria (Schmitz) Weibeler.

BIOGRAPHY provided by Ellen Sorenson
on January 8, 2014:

William married Katherine Schmitt on May 5, 1873 at Jessenland Church in Jessenland (Sibley), MN. Together they had 11 children: Gerhard Hubert 'Jerry', Anna Maria 'Mayme', John Hubert, Frank Hubert, Peter Hubert, Katherine 'Kate', William Mathias, Clara Margaret, Mary Angela, John Robert, and Christian Joseph.

OBITUARY provided by Ellen Sorenson
on January 8, 2014:

PIONEER MERCHANT DIES
WM. H. WEIBELER PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AFTERNOON ATTAINS FINE AGE - TOOK LEADING PART FOR MANY YEARS IN CIVIC AFFAIRS

William H. Weibeler. Belle Plaine's pioneer merchant and leading figure in the public life of the community for fifty-four years, died at 3:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27. Death was due to old age infirmities, his age being 83 years, 8 months and 21 days.
Since the past year he has been gradually failing in health, and for the past few weeks was unable to leave home. He was confined to his bed, however, but one day before he died.
Mr. Weibeler was one of the outstanding figures of Belle Plaine, taking at all times a keen interest in everything that related to the welfare of the community. He came here in 1869, and for a few years was a clerk in the store of A. V. Heyderstaedt. In 1872 he embarked in the mercantile business for himself and remained in this business until he sold out to Mr. Behnke in 1910.
For many years he conducted our largest store and was widely known as a very successful merchant. He served as mayor, member of the borough council and of the school board, and an officer in our various civic and fraternal organizations.
He was married here to Catherine Schmitt, daughter of the late Christian Schmitt, and to them eleven children were born, of whom two preceded him to his grave. His wife died in 1907. The surviving children are Gerhard H., Frank; Katherine and John of Belle Plaine; Peter H. of Devils Lake, N.D; William M. of Omaha, Neb; Mrs. Clara Heywood of Minneapolis, Mrs. Angela Durrenberger of Perham, Dr. Christian Weibeler of Adrian. One sister survives him, Mrs. G. Hilgers of Jordan.
Mr. Weibeler was a native of Germany, born in the city of Butzheim, and he came to this country in 1868, locating at Jordan. He moved to Belle Plaine the following year and remained here ever since.
The funeral will be held Friday morning, with services at Sts. Peter and Paul's church at 9 o'clock. He was buried on 2 March 1923 at in Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota, USA.1,2 William had his will probated on 24 March 1923 at Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, USA.
~ published in the Belle Plaine Herald on March 1, 1923



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  • Maintained by: Kathy & Jerry Strickland
  • Originally Created by: Ellen Sorenson
  • Added: 8 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123007628
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilhelm Hubert “William” Weibeler (8 Jun 1839–27 Feb 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123007628, citing Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Kathy & Jerry Strickland (contributor 47169054) .